What About Mica: How It Affects Your Skin For Beauty

Trusted Health Products
Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

If you’re looking into natural beauty, you should be selecting mineral makeup. In these creations, they use mica. It’s part of the crystal family and has natural reflective qualities. Plus, it comes in tons of colors. This makes it a solid choice for safe and beautiful makeup application.

Why mica though? Because the reflectiveness it gives off makes your blushes, powders, and eye shadows look amazing. This silicate mineral gives that shimmering effect, like glitter. Typically, it is found in blue or green shades. Iron oxides are then added to make different brilliant colors.

Mica is also very sheer and hugs the skin. Because of this, it creates an illusion of smoother, softer skin with more radiance. This works great for concealing exhaustion and aging. It’s also a much safer alternative.

Mica: The Natural Choice For Beauty

Even centuries ago, mica was used to pigment makeup and cosmetics. The FDA approves it as safe to use. Since it comes from the earth, it is a wise choice when choosing your skincare and makeup products. And there’s something else mystical about mica. It is non-irritating and is said to calm agitated skin, making it great for those with skin sensitivities.

By choosing products made with mica, you’re avoiding contact with chemicals that attempt to duplicate the effects. Mica won’t clog pores either. Since it works to not only make you look better immediately, and benefits your skin, you can feel good all over when you use products that contain mica.

Mica can also provide a very low level of additional protection from the sun’s damaging rays. That’s why you will see it in natural sunscreen formulations. Plus, it adds extra radiance to your skin for a luminous glow.

Where You’ll Find Mica In Skincare

If you want to use the mineral powers of mica to beautify naturally, you’re in luck! You’ll find it just about everything with a natural formula:

  • Foundation
  • Facial powders
  • Concealer
  • Blush
  • Eye shadow
  • Highlighters
  • Body powders
  • Lotions
  • Sunscreens

One last thing you should know about mica in skincare is that some brands will mix it in with chemical formulas. If you want to be free of chemicals and shine your own way naturally, read the labels to be sure that mica isn’t the only natural ingredient included. By choosing products with mica for more shimmer and shine, you’ll have your best looks without causing added harm to your skin! Which one will you try adding into your creams for an anti-aging boost?

Looking for 100% chemical-free, all-natural nourishing face and body oils? Check out Earth & Elm Nourishing Face Oil and Earth & Elm Nourishing Body Oil. Subscribe to our Trusted Health Club newsletter for more information about natural living tips, natural health, oral health and skincare. If you are looking for more health resources make sure to check out the Trusted Health Resources list

Written By: 

Jennifer Raskin is a freelance writer, wife and mom that loves cold weather despite her location in Florida, cooking, reading, watching ‘80s movies, weight-lifting, and wine tasting.

Reviewed By:

Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at

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